Category: Minister for Health

Works Complete On First Ever Cath Lab In Gippsland

Gippsland’s first ever catheterisation laboratory for cardiac surgery at Latrobe Regional Hospital is now complete, and will soon give patients quicker access to life saving surgery, closer to home. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy and Member for Eastern Victoria Harriet Shing today toured the state-of-the-art cardiac cath lab, built as part of the $73 million […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Health

Search Begins For Latrobe Health Advocate

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with implementing a key recommendation of the re-opened Hazelwood Mine Fire Inquiry by appointing a Latrobe Health Advocate. The Advocate will provide community-wide leadership to improve the health and wellbeing of people in the Latrobe Valley community. The Advocate is vital to the development of the Latrobe Health […]

Categories: Eastern Victoria Region, Media Release, Minister for Health

New Senior Jobs For Victoria’s Allied Health Workforce

The Andrews Labor Government has created 20 new senior jobs for allied health professionals to further develop their skills through ground breaking clinical research and education that will improve quality of care for patients. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced hospitals across the state that will soon be recruiting to fill the positions, boosting […]

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Prescription Monitoring Legislation Introduced Into Parliament

The Andrews Labor Government is getting on with delivering real-time prescription monitoring in Victoria with the introduction of legislation into Parliament today. Too many families across Victoria have lost loved ones from prescription medicine misuse. Last year there were 372 overdose deaths involving prescription medicines – higher than the number of deaths on Victorian roads. […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health

More Special Care Cots For Bayside’s Sickest Babies

More of the Bayside community’s sickest babies will get the specialist care they need closer to home with the expansion of the special care nursery at Sandringham Hospital. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today officially opened the expansion of the nursery which is managed by an expert team of doctors and nurses from the Royal […]

Categories: Media Release, Minister for Health, South Eastern Metropolitan Region

New Outdoor Smoking Bans To Protect Victorian Diners

New laws banning smoking in outdoor dining areas come into force from 1 August, meaning Victorians and their families will be able to enjoy a meal outside, away from the deadly dangers of second-hand smoke. The ban covers all restaurants, cafés, take-away shops and licenced premises, including beer gardens, courtyards and footpath dining where food, […]

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More Prescription Pills To Be Monitored To Save Victorian Lives

The Andrews Labor Government today announced high-risk prescription medicines to be monitored under a new real-time prescription monitoring system currently being developed. The system will monitor strong painkillers, all benzodiazepines and ‘Z class’ medicines in a bid to reduce the number of Victorians dying from prescription medicine overdoses. Many prescription medicine overdoses result from people […]

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Easing The Burden Of Chronic Disease

Victorians living with chronic diseases in four locations in the state’s north will be the first to trial a scheme bringing pharmacists and doctors together to better manage patient illnesses. The Pharmacist Chronic Disease Management Pilot will give eligible patients the freedom to visit their local pharmacy when monitoring and managing their chronic illnesses. Working […]

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Record Funding Boost For Better Patient Care

The Andrews Labor Government will spend a record $18.12 billion across the health system over the next year so more Victorian patients can get the highest quality care and treatment they need sooner. Minister for Health Jill Hennessy today announced the 2017/18 budget allocations for Victorian hospitals, as well as a new state-of-the-art stroke care […]

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New Study Takes Aim At Male Suicide

The recipient of a fellowship from the Andrews Labor Government’s medical research strategy is set to tackle the high incidence of suicide in working men. Initial studies show stressful working conditions are a major risk factor for mental health problems and suicide among men, and the research aims to find the reasons and link workplaces […]

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